Kingdom of Morocco
Basic Information about Morocco
Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. Geographically, Morocco is characterized by a rugged mountainous interior, a large portions of desert and beautiful beaches.
Morocco has a population of over 33 million and an area of 446,550 km2 (172,410 sq mi). Its political capital is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca; other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Tetouan, Salé, Fez, Agadir, Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra, and Nador.
Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military, foreign policy and religious affairs. Executive power is exercised by the government, while Legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives and the Assembly of Councillors.
Morocco's predominant religion is Islam, while the official languages are Berber and Arabic. Moroccan Arabic, referred to as Darija, and French are also widely spoken.
With 6500 babies abandoned every year, Morocco faces a crisis and the Moroccan orphangeges are overfilled.
Orphanage in Fez, Morocco
JUWELIS had the privilege to visit an orphanage of the Association Dar Alatfal Alouafae in Fez, Morocco.
The facility currently cares for 140 children between the age of three and thirteen. The staff is amazingly loving to the children and we could see that each single one is loved and well taken care of.
Unfortunately, after thirteen years of age, the children are required to leave the facility, and up to date they have to search for a solution or a place for after that period. Currently, the orphanage has one thirteen year old boy and a handful twelve year olds for whom a solution must be found fast. There are plans to transfer the teenagers over thirteen years of age into a new facility with care and education. JUWELIS committed its assistance of finding a solution for the abandoned children of Morocco.
How can you help?
- Monetary contribution for new building